One of the most decorated athletes in UW history ... a five-time NCAA All-American, four times in the long jump and once in the high jump ... 2006 Pac-10 long jump champion and 2006 and 2007 MPSF long jump champion ... the only Husky ever to long jump 25 feet and high jump seven feet ... finished a career-best third in the long jump at 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... cleared 26 feet in the long jump for the first time in winning West Regionals
2006-07: Added three more All-American honors, bringing his career total to five ... placed a career-best third in the long jump at NCAA Outdoors in the face of strong headwinds ... won the West Regional in a wind-aided jump of 26-0 ¾, the best collegiate jump in 2007 ... took sixth in the long jump at NCAA Indoor Championships, jumping 25-1 ¼ ... also earned first All-American honor in the high jump, finishing 10th at the indoor national meet ... career-best 7-2 ¼ high jump ranked second on UW indoor Top-10 ... placed second in the high jump at Regionals, but did not advance past qualifying at NCAA's ... season-best long jump of 25-10 was a UW indoor school record ... won second-straight MPSF long jump title with 25-2 ½ leap ... voted West Region Field Athlete of the Year after indoor season by U.S. Track and Field Coaches ... also ran lead-off on 4x100m relay with the unit running a season-best 40.96 in a win at the UW-WSU dual ... also won both the long and high jumps at WSU dual.
2005-06: Earned All-America honors at the NCAA indoor meet for the second-straight year, placing 12th ... competed in both the long and high jumps at the NCAA outdoor meet ... won first-ever Pac-10 Conference long jump title with a wind-aided leap of 25-10 ... jump ranked seventh in the nation during the collegiate season, and would have ranked No. 2 all-time at UW ... was also second at Pac-10s in the high jump, his 18 total points scored helping UW to a fourth-place team finish ... matched that scoring total at the MPSF indoor meet, leading UW to its first-ever indoor conference crown ... won the long jump and was second in the high jump at MPSFs ... took second in both events at the NCAA West Regional, helping UW to a best-ever fourth-place finish ... topped 25 feet in the long jump four times in 2006, including a legal best of 25-4 3/4 at Regionals ... also finished above seven feet in four high jump competitions in 2006, his best a 7-1 clearance at Pac-10s ... ranks second all-time at UW indoors (25-6 1/4) and fourth outdoors (25-4 1/4) in the long jump, and tied for second indoors (7-0 1/4) and outdoors (7-1) in the high jump.
2004-05: Became UW's first long jump All-American since 1965 with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet ... cleared 25 feet six times during the 2005 indoor season, including a 25-6 1/4 effort that ranked second in UW history ... ranked eighth in the world among junior-age long jumpers in 2005 ... also cleared 7-0 1/2 in the high jump in 2005, becoming the first Husky ever with career bests of 25 feet in the long jump and seven feet in the high jump ... qualified for the NCAA meet outdoors in the high jump, tying for 17th ... placed fourth in the high jump, and 15th in the long jump, at U.S. Jr. Nationals ... was fourth in the long jump, and tied for third in the high jump, at Pac-10s... also earned top-five finishes in both events at the MPSFs.
High School and Personal: Mother's name is Darlene Shears ... has three brothers, Anthony, Gregory and Marquel ... a seven-time prep All-American ... named Gatorade's Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the state of Washington ... is the only prep athlete in state history to high jump seven feet and long jump 24 feet ... ranked among the nation's top-five in the high jump (2nd, 7-1) and long jump (4th, 24-10 1/2) in 2004 ... placed seventh in both events at the 2004 U.S. Jr. Nationals ... competed in both events at the 2004 IAAF Jr. World Championships, placing 19th in the high jump, and tying for 19th in the long jump ... won the long jump at the 2004 Golden West Games, and was second in the high jump ... won the high jump and was second in the long at the 2004 Junior Olympics ... finished the 2004 outdoor season ranked among the world's best junior-age (under-20) athletes in the long jump (26th) and triple jump (32nd) ... finished career with three state titles in the high jump, and two in the long jump ... added the triple jump in 2004, placing second at state in 48-7 ... boasts triple jump best of 48-8 3/4 ... also played four years of varsity basketball, averaging 11.2 points per game as a senior.
2004 USA Jr. TF - 7th, HJ; 7th, LJ
2004 IAAF Jr. TF - 19th, HJ; 9th (tie), LJ
2005 MPSF - TF 5th, HJ; 3rd, LJ
2005 NCAA-I 6th, LJ*
2005 Pac-10 TF - 5th, HJ; 4th, LJ
2005 Regional TF - 6th, HJ; 11th (tie), LJ
2005 NCAA-0 - t17th, HJ
2005 USA Jr. TF - 4th, HJ; 15th, LJ
2006 MPSF TF - 2nd, HJ; 1st, LJ
2006 NCAA-I - 12th, LJ*
2006 Pac-10 TF - 2nd, HJ; 1st, LJ
2006 Regional TF - 2nd, HJ; 2nd, LJ
2006 NCAA-O - 18th, HJ; 22nd, LJ
2006 USA Sr. TF - 12th, LJ
2007 MPSF TF - 3rd, HJ; 1st, LJ
2007 NCAA-I - 10th (tie), HJ*; 6th, LJ*
2007 Pac-10 TF - 6th, 4x100m; 6th, HJ; 2nd, LJ
2007 Regional TF - 2nd, HJ; 1st, LJ
2007 NCAA-O - 25th, HJ; 3rd, LJ*
* - Indicates All-America Honor Won
Collegiate Best Marks
High Jump....... 7-3i/ 7-3 1/4
Long Jump....... 26-7 3/4i / 25-6